Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back-to-School Shopping!

Who doesn't have a great memory of the yearly tradition/ordeal of going back-to-school shopping?  That is what Jake and I did this last Saturday. We headed out with our budget, our list of necessary items and a compromise that we would only be purchasing shirts with some way of clearly defining the front from the back.

*side note:  Many of you may have heard me mention that for some reason this genius child of mine CANNOT seem to be able of telling the difference between front and back when it comes to clothing, and therefore frequently dresses himself backwards.  It has gone from a mild irritant to something of a pet peeve for me.

We had excellent success and have Jake completely outfitted for a new school year.  He has 5 pairs of pants, 10 shirts, (all of which have collars, pockets or some well defined graphic on the front of the shirt, easily spotted clues as to which direction it should be worn...) socks, shoes, backpack, and no.2 pencils.  We are ready for the 2nd grade!

Although I am slightly worried that despite all my efforts I will still have to check his clothing for direction before he leaves the house.  While at Target he was trying on blue jeans.  The first pair he tried on and came to show me fit perfectly and he pronounced them "very comfortable".  The second pair was the same size, made by the same company, just a different style.  He came out of the dressing room and said, "Mom, I don't like these ones. They don't fit very well." I looked down, sighed and replied, "That's because they are on backwards, Jacob."  And let's face it, if a zippered fly can't clue him into which way is front or back, I just don't know that a collared shirt is going to make a difference...

6 comments:

Amanda said...

That is too funny Chrissy! Darrel and I are both laughing! I've never noticed Jake's clothing on backwards before, but you'd better believe I'll be looking now.

The Cole Family said...

Ian will put his shorts/pants on backwards occasionally also....only he tells me they are more comfortable that way! :)

Mandy said...

Can't wait to see the "First Day of School" pics! Maybe he can seek one past you for a good a laugh!

Lease said...

It's funny that he has a hard time. It may not make you feel better but sometimes my husband comes home from work and I'm the first person to tell him a shirt is on inside out. I guess they don't always grow out of it.

Sandra & Brent said...

Hi Chrissy . . . I kind of dropped out of the blogging world for awhile, just too much going on this summer (as always). I loved browsing your last several posts, especially the camping post and cooking with the great one! I actually posted tonight (kind of a random post) but I will be posting some summer photos SOMETIME in the next few weeks. Hope all is well with you guys. Love ya, Sandra

Elizabeth said...

Spencer and I are cracking up over here! I am just imagining how someone would put on jeans and a button up shirt backwards . . . it would take some skill. Maybe backwards clothing wearing just goes along as a talent with his genius.